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Amazon MSK

Updated on Aug 13, 2023

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka is a fully managed, highly available, and secure Apache Kafka service to process streaming data.

Apache Kafka is an Event streaming platform. Kafka combines three key capabilities:

  1. To publish (write) and subscribe to (read) streams of events, including continuous import/export of your data from other systems
  2. To store streams of events durably and reliably for as long as you want
  3. To process streams of events as they occur

And all this functionality is provided in a distributed, highly scalable, elastic, fault-tolerant, and secure manner.

AWS Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) simplifies Event Streaming on the Cloud.

MSK Cluster: Kafka cluster

What sets MSK apart is its ability to provide these transformative capabilities in a fully managed, distributed, and secure environment. With MSK, businesses can harness the power of Kafka without the complexities of managing the underlying infrastructure. The inherent scalability, fault-tolerance, and elasticity of MSK ensure that event streaming remains efficient and uninterrupted, even in the face of demanding workloads.

MSK Connect: Apache Kafka connector to stream data between your Apache Kafka cluster and other data systems.

Key to MSK's effectiveness is its MSK Connect feature, which facilitates seamless data movement between your Apache Kafka cluster and other data systems. MSK Connect acts as a bridge, enabling data streams to flow effortlessly between disparate sources, enhancing data integration and accessibility. This integration potential opens doors to a world of possibilities, enabling organisations to tap into diverse data sources and create comprehensive, unified insights.

MSK Architecture
MSK Architecture

In conclusion, AWS Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (MSK) redefines event streaming in the cloud era. By combining the inherent strengths of Kafka with the managed benefits of AWS, MSK empowers businesses to navigate the complexities of data with ease. From real-time event processing to resilient data storage and effortless data integration, MSK emerges as a cornerstone for organisations striving to harness the true potential of event streaming technology.

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